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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219886/dependence-of-glomerulonephritis-induction-on-novel-intraglomerular-alternatively-activated-bone-marrow-derived-macrophages-and-mac-1-and-pd-l1-in-lupus-prone-nzm2328-mice
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Sun-Sang J Sung, Yan Ge, Chao Dai, Hongyang Wang, Shu Man Fu, Rahul Sharma, Young S Hahn, Jing Yu, Thu H Le, Mark D Okusa, Warren K Bolton, Jessica R Lawler
Glomerular damage mediated by glomerulus-infiltrating myeloid-derived cells is a key pathogenic event in lupus nephritis (LN), but the process is poorly understood. Confocal microscopy of kidney sections and flow cytometry analysis of glomerular cells from magnetic bead-purified glomeruli have identified glomerulus-infiltrating leukocyte populations in NZM2328 (NZM) lupus-prone mice with spontaneous chronic glomerulonephritis (GN) and anti-glomerular basement membrane-induced nephritis. The occurrence of a major glomerulus-infiltrating CD11b(+)F4/80(-)I-A(-) macrophage population exhibiting the markers programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1), Mac-2, and macrophage mannose receptor (CD206) and producing Klf4, Il10, Retnla, Tnf, and Il6 mRNA, which are known to be expressed by alternatively activated (M2b) macrophages, correlated with proteinuria status...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214836/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-reduces-podocyte-adhesion-via-downregulation-of-%C3%AE-3%C3%AE-1-integrin
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Ping He, Dajun Liu, Beiru Zhang, Guangyu Zhou, Xuesong Su, Yanqiu Wang, Detian Li, Xu Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated glomerulonephritis (HBV-GN) is characterized by a reduced number of podocytes due to apoptosis and shedding from the basement membrane. However, the pathological mechanism of HBV-GN is unclear. We previously showed that hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) promotes apoptosis in tubular epithelial cells. In this study, we transfected podocytes with HBx and examined the effects on adhesion and apoptosis of these cells. METHODS: Podocytes were transfected with pc-DNA3...
February 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209808/galactosylation-of-iga1-is-associated-with-common-variation-in-c1galt1
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Daniel P Gale, Karen Molyneux, David Wimbury, Patricia Higgins, Adam P Levine, Ben Caplin, Anna Ferlin, Peiran Yin, Christopher P Nelson, Horia Stanescu, Nilesh J Samani, Robert Kleta, Xueqing Yu, Jonathan Barratt
IgA nephropathy (IgAN), an important cause of kidney failure, is characterized by glomerular IgA deposition and is associated with changes in O-glycosylation of the IgA1 molecule. Here, we sought to identify genetic factors contributing to levels of galactose-deficient IgA1 (Gd-IgA1) in white and Chinese populations. Gd-IgA1 levels were elevated in IgAN patients compared with ethnically matched healthy subjects and correlated with evidence of disease progression. White patients with IgAN exhibited significantly higher Gd-IgA1 levels than did Chinese patients...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207635/kidney-transplantation-rates-across-glomerulonephritis-subtypes-in-the-united-states
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Michelle M O'Shaughnessy, Sai Liu, Maria E Montez-Rath, Richard A Lafayette, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer
BACKGROUND: Whether kidney transplantation rates differ by glomerulonephritis (GN) subtype remains largely unknown. METHODS: Using the US Renal Data System, we identified all adult patients with ESRD attributed to 1 of 6 GN subtypes who initiated dialysis in the US (1996-2013). Patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN) and autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) served as "external" non-GN comparators. Using Cox proportional hazards regression, with death considered a competing risk, we estimated hazard ratios [HRs (95% confidence intervals)] for first kidney transplantation, controlling for year, demographics, comorbidities, socioeconomic factors, and Organ Procurement Organization (OPO)...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111009/glomerular-common-gamma-chain-confers-b-and-t-cell-independent-protection-against-glomerulonephritis
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Yosu Luque, Dominique Cathelin, Sophie Vandermeersch, Xiaoli Xu, Julie Sohier, Sandrine Placier, Yi-Chun Xu-Dubois, Kevin Louis, Alexandre Hertig, Jean-Christophe Bories, Florence Vasseur, Fabien Campagne, James P Di Santo, Christian Vosshenrich, Eric Rondeau, Laurent Mesnard
Crescentic glomerulonephritis is a life-threatening renal disease that has been extensively studied by the experimental anti-glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis (anti-GBM-GN) model. Although T cells have a significant role in this model, athymic/nude mice and rats still develop severe renal disease. Here we further explored the contribution of intrinsic renal cells in the development of T-cell-independent GN lesions. Anti-GBM-GN was induced in three strains of immune-deficient mice (Rag2(-/-), Rag2(-/-)Il2rg(-/-), and Rag2(-/-)Il2rb(-/-)) that are devoid of either T/B cells or T/B/NK cells...
January 19, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104519/load-ratio-determines-the-ammonia-recovery-and-energy-input-of-an-electrochemical-system
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Mariana Rodríguez Arredondo, Philipp Kuntke, Annemiek Ter Heijne, Hubertus V M Hamelers, Cees J N Buisman
Complete removal and recovery of total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) from wastewaters in (bio)electrochemical systems has proven to be a challenge. The system performance depends on several factors, such as current density, TAN loading rate and pH. The interdependence among these factors is not well understood yet: insight is needed to achieve maximum ammonium recovery at minimal energy input. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of current density and TAN loading rate on the recovery efficiency and energy input of an electrochemical cell (EC)...
December 31, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098102/evaluation-of-renal-lesions-and-clinicopathologic-correlation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Periyasamy Muthukumar, Jeyachandran Dhanapriya, Natarajan Gopalakrishnan, Thanigachalam Dineshkumar, Ramanathan Sakthirajan, T Balasubramaniyan
The most common causes of renal disease in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are glomerulonephritis (GN), amyloidosis, tubulo-interstitial nephritis, and drug toxicity. Our aim was to evaluate the clinicopathologic correlation of renal lesions and to assess the course and prognosis of renal disease in patients with RA. We conducted a prospective observational study in all adult patients with RA between July 2010 and June 2015. The total number of patients studied was 90, with a female:male ratio of 2.3:1. Mean follow-up duration was 30 ± 6...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067516/elucidating-the-bacterial-membrane-disruption-mechanism-of-human-%C3%AE-defensin-5-a-theoretical-study
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Sang Won Jung, Juho Lee, Art E Cho
Human α-defensin 5 (HD5) is a broad-spectrum antibacterial peptide produced by small intestinal Paneth cells. Despite considerable experimental evidence for the correlation between bacterial membrane destruction and the antibacterial activity of HD5, its membrane disruption mechanism remains unclear. Using all-atom molecular dynamics simulations and molecular mechanics Poisson-Boltzmann surface area analysis, we demonstrate the membrane disruption mechanism of HD5 based on the intrinsic binding of HD5 to Gram-negative (GN) bacterial inner membrane...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045095/improved-cold-tolerance-in-elymus-nutans-by-exogenous-application-of-melatonin-may-involve-aba-dependent-and-aba-independent-pathways
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Juanjuan Fu, Ye Wu, Yanjun Miao, Yamei Xu, Enhua Zhao, Jin Wang, Huaien Sun, Qian Liu, Yongwei Xue, Yuefei Xu, Tianming Hu
Melatonin is an important secondary messenger that plays a central role in plant growth, as well as abiotic and biotic stress tolerance. However, the underlying physiological and molecular mechanisms of melatonin-mediated cold tolerance, especially interactions between melatonin and other key molecules in the plant stress response, remain unknown. Here, the interrelation between melatonin and abscisic acid (ABA) was investigated in two genotypes of Elymus nutans Griseb., the cold-tolerant Damxung (DX) and the cold-sensitive Gannan (GN) under cold stress...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000323/large-areal-mass-mechanically-tough-and-freestanding-electrode-based-on-heteroatom-doped-carbon-nanofibers-for-flexible-supercapacitors
#10
Rong Liu, Lina Ma, Jia Mei, Shu Huang, Shaoqiang Yang, Enyuan Li, Guohui Yuan
A flexible and freestanding supercapacitor electrode with a N,P-co-doped carbon nanofiber network (N,P-CNFs)/graphene (GN) composite loaded on bacterial cellulose (BC) is first designed and fabricated in a simple, low-cost, and effective approach. The porous structure and excellent mechanical properties make the BC paper an ideal substrate that shows a large areal mass of 8 mg cm(-2) . As a result, the flexible N,P-CNFs/GN/BC paper electrode shows appreciable areal capacitance (1990 mF cm(-2) in KOH and 2588 mF cm(-2) in H2 SO4 electrolytes) without sacrificing gravimetric capacitance (248...
December 21, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995422/entry-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus
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REVIEW
Fei Yuan, Aihua Zheng
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) is a globe-shaped virus covered by a dense icosahedral array of glycoproteins Gn/Gc that mediate the attachment of the virus to host cells and the fusion of viral and cellular membranes. Several membrane factors are involved in virus entry, including C-type lectins and nonmuscle myosin heavy chain IIA. The post-fusion crystal structure of the Gc protein suggests that it is a class II membrane fusion protein, similar to the E/E1 protein of flaviviruses and alphaviruses...
December 16, 2016: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988512/urine-epidermal-growth-factor-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-or-their-ratio-as-biomarkers-for-interstitial-fibrosis-and-tubular-atrophy-in-primary-glomerulonephritis
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Supanat Worawichawong, Suchin Worawichawong, Piyanuch Radinahamed, Dittapol Muntham, Nuankanya Sathirapongsasuti, Arkom Nongnuch, Montira Assanatham, Chagriya Kitiyakara
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The degree of tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis (IFTA) is an important prognostic factor in glomerulonephritis. Imbalance between pro-inflammatory cytokines such as monocyte chemoattractant protein- 1 (MCP-1) and protective cytokines such as epidermal growth factor (EGF) likely determine IFTA severity. In separate studies, elevated MCP-1 and decreased EGF have been shown to be associated with IFTA severity. In this study, we aim to evaluate the predictive value of urinary EGF/MCP-1 ratio compared to each biomarker individually for moderate to severe IFTA in primary glomerulonephritis (GN)...
2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884116/kidney-disease-in-the-elderly-biopsy-based-data-from-14-renal-centers-in-poland
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Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska, Dominika Deborska-Materkowska, Artur Bartczak, Tomasz Stompor, Tomasz Liberek, Barbara Bullo-Piontecka, Anna Wasinska, Agnieszka Serwacka, Marian Klinger, Jolanta Chyl, Michal Kuriga, Robert Malecki, Krzysztof Marczewski, Bogdan Hryniewicz, Tadeusz Gregorczyk, Monika Wieliczko, Stanislaw Niemczyk, Olga Rostkowska, Leszek Paczek, Magdalena Durlik
BACKGROUND: Longer life expectancy is associated with an increasing prevalence of kidney disease. Aging itself may cause renal damage, but the spectrum of kidney disorders that affect elderly patients is diverse. Few studies, mostly form US, Asia and West Europe found differences in the prevalence of some types of kidney diseases between elderly and younger patients based on renal biopsy findings, with varied proportion between glomerulopathies and arterionephrosclerosis as a dominant injury found...
November 25, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797895/viral-associated-gn-hepatitis-c-and-hiv
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Warren L Kupin
Viruses are capable of inducing a wide spectrum of glomerular disorders that can be categorized on the basis of the duration of active viremia: acute, subacute, or chronic. The variable responses of the adaptive immune system to each time period of viral infection results mechanistically in different histologic forms of glomerular injury. The unique presence of a chronic viremic carrier state with either hepatitis C (HCV) or HIV has led to the opportunity to study in detail various pathogenic mechanisms of viral-induced glomerular injury, including direct viral infection of renal tissue and the development of circulating immune complexes composed of viral antigens that deposit along the glomerular basement membrane...
October 24, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791001/bicarbonate-induced-redox-tuning-in-photosystem-ii-for-regulation-and-protection
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Katharina Brinkert, Sven De Causmaecker, Anja Krieger-Liszkay, Andrea Fantuzzi, A William Rutherford
The midpoint potential (Em) of [Formula: see text], the one-electron acceptor quinone of Photosystem II (PSII), provides the thermodynamic reference for calibrating PSII bioenergetics. Uncertainty exists in the literature, with two values differing by ∼80 mV. Here, we have resolved this discrepancy by using spectroelectrochemistry on plant PSII-enriched membranes. Removal of bicarbonate (HCO3(-)) shifts the Em from ∼-145 mV to -70 mV. The higher values reported earlier are attributed to the loss of HCO3(-) during the titrations (pH 6...
October 25, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783673/crystal-structure-of-glycoprotein-c-from-a-hantavirus-in-the-post-fusion-conformation
#16
Shmuel Willensky, Hagit Bar-Rogovsky, Eduardo A Bignon, Nicole D Tischler, Yorgo Modis, Moshe Dessau
Hantaviruses are important emerging human pathogens and are the causative agents of serious diseases in humans with high mortality rates. Like other members in the Bunyaviridae family their M segment encodes two glycoproteins, GN and GC, which are responsible for the early events of infection. Hantaviruses deliver their tripartite genome into the cytoplasm by fusion of the viral and endosomal membranes in response to the reduced pH of the endosome. Unlike phleboviruses (e.g. Rift valley fever virus), that have an icosahedral glycoprotein envelope, hantaviruses display a pleomorphic virion morphology as GN and GC assemble into spikes with apparent four-fold symmetry organized in a grid-like pattern on the viral membrane...
October 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752010/a-clinicopathologic-study-of-glomerular-disease-a-single-center-five-year-retrospective-study-from-northwest-india
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Pankaj Beniwal, Lalit Pursnani, Sanjeev Sharma, R K Garsa, Mohit Mathur, Prasad Dharmendra, Vinay Malhotra, Dhanajai Agarwal
Studies published from centers across India have reported different and contradicting patterns of glomerular disease. In this retrospective study, we report our experience from a Tertiary Care Center in Northwest India. A total of 702 renal biopsies performed between 2008 and 2013 were reviewed of which 80 were excluded from the study because of having insufficient records or if the biopsies were taken from an allograft. The study included 411 males (66.1 %) and 211 females (33.9%) with an age range of 12-70 years (mean 30...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560625/aliskiren-regulates-neonatal-fc-receptor-and-igg-metabolism-with-attenuation-of-anti-gbm-glomerulonephritis-in-mice
#18
Ju Hyung Kang, Haing Woon Baik, Seung-Min Yoo, Joo Heon Kim, Hae Il Cheong, Chung-Gyu Park, Hee Gyung Kang, Il-Soo Ha
BACKGROUND: Renin, in addition to its activation of the renin-angiotensin system, binds to the (pro)renin receptor (PRR) and triggers inflammatory and fibrogenic signaling in tissue. In addition, aliskiren, a direct renin inhibitor, has been shown to affect IgG metabolism by altering PRR and neonatal Fc receptors (FcRns). METHODS: We investigated the effect of aliskiren on proteinuria, glomerular extracellular matrix, expressions of fibronectin, transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1), PRR, FcRn and renal metabolism of IgG in a mice model of anti-glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis (anti-GBM GN)...
2016: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545628/-kidney-disease-in-sant-andrea-hospital-a-biopsy-based-epidemiologic-study
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Mariachiara Mei, Paolo Menè, Antonella Stoppacciaro
The aim of this retrospective study is to investigate the prevalence and pathological features of kidney inflammatory nephropathies diagnosed in Sant'Andrea Hospital, from January 2003 to April 2015. In this period, 246 kidney biopsies have been diagnosed in our Hospital. Excluding cases of kidney neoplasms and non-diagnostic samples, 195 cases were reviewed. Primary glomerulonephritis (GN) is the most common diagnosis. Among these, Membranous GN represents the majority of cases (20.4%), followed by IgA Nephropathy (12...
July 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526706/paraprotein-related-kidney-disease-glomerular-diseases-associated-with-paraproteinemias
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Shveta S Motwani, Leal Herlitz, Divya Monga, Kenar D Jhaveri, Albert Q Lam
Paraproteins are monoclonal Igs that accumulate in blood as a result of abnormal excess production. These circulating proteins cause a diversity of kidney disorders that are increasingly being comanaged by nephrologists. In this review, we discuss paraprotein-related diseases that affect the glomerulus. We provide a broad overview of diseases characterized by nonorganized deposits, such as monoclonal Ig deposition disease (MIDD), proliferative GN with monoclonal Ig deposits (PGNMID), and C3 glomerulopathy, as well as those characterized by organized deposits, such as amyloidosis, immunotactoid glomerulopathy, fibrillary GN, and cryoglobulinemic GN, and rarer disorders, such as monoclonal crystalline glomerulopathies, paraprotein-related thrombotic microangiopathies, and membranous-like glomerulopathy with masked IgGκ deposits...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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